A case for real-world smart environments: The development of a remote autonomous energy aware monitoring system using next generation technologies

Nicholas McLauchlan*, Nik Bessis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Much work is underway on issues associated with the development of tools and services to reduce worldwide energy consumption. Current trends in energy consumption show clear evidence that it is increasing whilst reserves of carbon based energy are reducing and green technologies for energy generation are yet to prove themselves. In industry, numerous instrument manufacturers support the MODBUS protocol as a means of communicating between relevant devices. In fact, there are many legacy installations of equipment capable of transmitting its energy usage via the MODBUS protocol. In this paper we introduce a means of logging energy usage data and transmitting it to a database. The motivation is that making energy users aware of their consumption can help assist them in taking informed action towards the reduction of wasted energy. We use GSM/GPRS technology, embedded KJava runtime and a bespoke Java application as the framework to email the usage data to the database. Pilot testing shows evidence of a successful transfer of usage data from the meter to a registered e-mail account.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 5th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2011
Pages128-135
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011
Event2011 5th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2011 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 30 Jun 20112 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 5th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2011

Conference

Conference2011 5th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2011
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period30/06/112/07/11

Keywords

  • Automated Meter Reading (AMR)
  • Energy Aware
  • GSM/GPRS
  • MODBUS
  • Next Generation Technologies
  • Smart Meters
  • Smart Spaces

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